Friday, June 22, 2012

The Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor play and learning environments promote wellness and should be a part of effective, high-quality early childhood programs. Aside from the physical and cognitive development outdoor play creates, children's bodies want to move! They want to run, jump, climb, crawl, skip, lift, and leap. They want to explore, imagine, solve problems, experiment, take risks, and just have lots of fun! Their eyes want natural sunlight, and their lungs want fresh air. The outdoors offers all these things, and much more. Read our June newsletter, The Outdoor Classroom, for additional information on how outdoor play provides the very best environment for ensuring optimal growth and development of the human body and mind.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta love playing outside and being around green! That's why I've loved programs like Waldorf and there's a preschool my daughter goes to (Honey Bear) surrounded by trees and 3 playgrounds, green grass...not much asphalt. It's awesome and I know it has to be better than being cramped inside.